There is a new feature here that may be helpful only to you locals, but I am happy to present the RR-20.
It is a list of 20 places where I happily will spend cash at any moment. They aren’t necessarily what I consider the best restaurants in DC and the surrounding area (though at least ten would make that list;) but they are the ones that I implicitly trust with my evenings, afternoons, and well… money. I trust them to always be exactly what I expect them to be which is a terrific hamburger, sublime fine dining, very good sushi or anything in between.
There is certainly a bias towards places in the city (leaving the city requires more trust than going around the corner) and places that can accommodate my preferences for dining at the bar.
I am still working on a more expansive version of this list with brief reviews/summaries of what to expect at each, but I’ve wanted to incorporate this list as a component of the blog for a long time. It will be a moveable feast with frequent additions, subtractions, and may grow by another 10 names, but this is the initial RR20.